Before I head off to a Golf Committee meeting, I thought I would share some tidbits from the news related to traveling…
- United Overhauls Their Frequent Flyer Program. Following the lead of the other majors, United is reworking their Milage Plus Program to award miles based on dollars spent, not miles flown. This, of course, means I’ll earn even less miles because I’m cheap.
- Getting Smaller. But that’s not all United is doing. They are downsizing the size of permitted carry-ons, meaning that many “carry-on” sized bags are now too big. Measure your bags, folks. Tell me again how mergers were benefiting consumers?
- Under the Sea. Ever wonder what it is like to live, long term, under water. Here’s a story that will tell you. Hint: Fish love it when you pee.